There's that nifty condescension again.
You did not explain. Your pseudo-explanation was premised on points that you insist I agree with. That's the "corrections" I'm discussing. I say your view of "how things work" is not how I see things working, so I can't agree with your "corrections."
So, if you'd like to play fair, you need to explain why "how things work" --as you see them-- not only is the truth and is accurate, but also, most importantly, is relevant to the skinning arrest at JH.
Or you can just pretend you're "right" and I'm "wrong" and that's all there is to it. Which is how adults talk to children. Or Majors talk to Privates. I'm neither your child, nor a person under your military command. So what does that say about your approach?
Now, I'd like to propose something for you to think about, regarding your reference to someone needing a hand-holding every step of the way.
What do you think is the basis for submission to authority, Major? Could it be, the need to have someone bigger and more powerful, holding your hand as you go through life?
I would posit this:
If you argue for submission to authority, you are operating under one of these two perspectives:
1) You want to be the person in authority, judging others, meting out punishment, for infractions that you have the whimsy to pick and for which you get to personally, or (usually, preferably) through others, implement punishment.
2) You trust, implicitly and in all cases, those who are deemed to be in positions of authority, because you think they will always do what is best for you and everyone else. This implies you always assume the punishment "fits the crime," and you never doubt whether the crime actually was committed.
If you fall in the first category, it's really easy to conclude, without reservation or curiosity, that the skinner was absolutely wrong, and even easier to get angry at his skinning uphill. After all, he's defying you!
If you fall in the second category, it's really easy to conclude, without doubt or pause, that the skinner deserved what he got. He bucked authority!
If you doubt that authority is always properly exerted, you qualify as at least partly human. If you lack that doubt, you tend toward being an automaton.
Which isn't a bad way to go through life, it's pretty anxiety-free. But maybe not fully human.